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One shot and 48 residents arrested in Yahukimo

August 18, 2021

https://jubi.co.id/satu-tertembak-dan-48-warga-ditangkap-di-yahukimo/

One shot and 48 residents arrested in Yahukimo
Reporter: Piter Lokon August 17, 2021 4:14 pm

Papua No. 1 News Portal | Jubi

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Demo atmosphere freed by Victor Yeimo without conditions at Yahukimo Monday (16/7/2021) – Jubi/Piter Lokon

Dekai, Jubi – One civilian was shot and 48 activists during a peaceful demonstration to free Victor Yeimo in Dekai City, Yahukimo Papua, Monday (16/07/2021).

Ferius Asso (24 years old) was shot in the stomach at 10.24 WP, while participating in a peaceful protest at a shophouse block A, Dekai city. The shooting occurred when the Papua Police Mobile Brigade BKO and the Yahukimo Resort Police were trying to disperse the peaceful protest.

Meanwhile, hundreds of mass demonstrations were dispersed and 48 people were arrested while carrying out political speeches in the settlements of Jalan I and shop houses block A, Dekai city, the capital of Yahukimo district. The 48 people were then taken to the Yahukimo Police Station by the Papua Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) and the Yahukimo Resort Police (Polres).

“Sebagai kewajiban kami sudah masukan surat izin ke Polres Yahukimo namun [masih ada] penangkapan dan penembakan berarti tindakan negara Indonesia masih rasis dan masih menjaga rasisme subur di tanah Papua. [Bahkan] pemimpin kami hari ini adalah korban rasisme,” kata koordinator lapangan aksi damai, Ruben Wakla

Aksi hari ini juga memperingati 3 tahun aksi rasisme yang terjadi di Kota Surabaya pada 16 Agustus 2019, serta memperingati hari New York Agreement 1961.

“Pemimpin kami hari ini adalah korban rasisme. Dan hari ini juga ketua KNPB dapat pukul di Jayapura maka rasisme itu juga masih subur [terhadap orang Papua] maka kami mendesak dunia internasional melihat hal ini jeli dan mendukung kami bersolidaritas untuk pembebasan Victor Yeimo dan Kebebasan Bangsa Papua yaitu penentuan nasib sendiri,” tegasnya.

Baca juga: Datangi Kejati, DPR Papua pastikan pemenuhan hak Jubir Internasional KNPB Victor Yeimo

Peaceful demonstrations in the city of dekai took place at several gathering points. Most of the masses from the gathering point from the Settlement, Statistics Paradiso and its surroundings gathered again and headed to the shophouses of Block A, and the masses from around the Ruko, old DPRD Housing, Island, Social and New Market all gathered in shophouses block A and carried out political speeches there. .

Police officers and Brimob BKO Polda Papua are still standing at the fork in the Papuan road, if it is 5 meters away, if it is 500 meters from the shophouse block A gathering point, until there are shootings and arrests of the mass of action.

For the actions of the officers, Ruben Wakla, field coordinator of the Free Peace Demo, Victor Yeimo, strongly condemned the actions of the police officers who carried out arbitrary arrests and shootings of civilians with weapons.

"Today’s demonstration is a dignified and authoritative demonstration and a peaceful demonstration without anarchy, namely we have issued a permit since Friday 3 days before the demonstration but there are still arrests and shootings that mean the state through the TNI and Polri is still maintaining fertile acts of racism in Papua," he said.

"We urge the international community to look at this carefully and support us in solidarity for the liberation of Victor Yeimo and the freedom of the Papuan nation, namely self-determination," said Ruben Wakla Korlap.

The following is data on victims of shootings and arrests by the Yahukimo Police and the Papuan Police Mobile Brigade (BKO) Brimob. ferianus asso Gunshot wound in stomach (29 years old). And 48 people arrested, namely Anton Hubusa, Lasarus Heluka, Afen Sambon, Fredy Heluka, four people are still being held at the Yahukimo Police, while 44 people have been released, namely Rayono Kobak, Arius Sobolim, Kenis Balingga, Lipet Sobolim, Dani Urban, Eniel Sengket, Teppi Urban, Jekson Mirin, Kenias Suhun, Jen Massi, Sakori Massi, Werban, Her Odban, Demianus, Elkius, Tapilis, Welianus Heluka, Tius Wetapo, Sepius Keroman, Akius Kobak, Nila Busup, Ampinus Kobak, Meki Kandeng, Jefri Keroman, Derti Keroman, Maikel Siep, Er Heluka, Mius Sama, Kalvin Sama, Assa Giban, Amanus Suhun, Hariel Keroman, Demison Keroman, Salos Balingga, Obet Magayang, Dey Kobak, Mario Ropmak, Matim Keroman, Rido Balingga, Lius Esema, Miel Esangoet, Yorina Bahapol, Elis Silak, Siba Yahuli.

Until this news is published, no official statement has been obtained from the local police. (*)

Editor: Angela Flashy

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